It looks like Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson has the support of most of the Doctor Who world when it comes to directing an episode of the new series.
Former Doctors Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann all voiced their enthusiasm for Jackson to take the director’s chair for a new episode of Doctor Who and make it into something spectacular.
Colin Baker thought that there could be something in it for him:
I could only think he would make an epic Doctor Who story. I would like to be cast, not as the Doctor, even if it’s inside a furry suit. Maybe I could be a villain.
Sylvester McCoy already knows Jackson’s talent first hand from working with him on The Hobbit and thinks that the director could take the show further than it’s ever been:
He knows what he’s doing. If he was in charge of the budget he’d most likely want to film it on the moon and has the ability to do it.
And Paul McGann was simplistic yet correct:
He would make the best thing we have seen.
Voice of the Daleks/Cybermen/Ice Warriors Nick Briggs even suggested that Jackson should direct a Dalek episode written by Doctor Who newcomer Neil Cross, now there’s a super story for the imagination.
Or, considering that Cross already writes for the show and Jackson has already had a sit down with Doctor Who show runner Steven Moffat, perhaps this is a coming reality?